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Elaine Agachinski July 23, 2014 at 08:28 PM
so it's ok for Trumbull to open a Home Depot and take business from our local hardware stores andRead Morepl ants and trees from our local nurseries??
Matthew Mickiewicz July 24, 2014 at 01:16 PM
Well, its the classic phrase, "location, location, location". I'm not a big boxRead Moresupporter , and literally just spent a couple hundred bucks at Seven Maples the other day instead of HD. My concern is the impact on the quality of life because of the proposed location
Victor July 24, 2014 at 03:26 PM
Traffic will be very difficult, imagine Black Friday.. :(
Kristy Ludlam Waizenegger July 09, 2014 at 12:20 PM
If Nancy DiNardo believes that healthcare choices are between the patient and doctor then why isRead Moreshe pushing to have corporations and government involved in these decisions? Women are not being denied access to birth control and to say otherwise is disingenuous - they can pay for it just like every other consumer chooses to make a purchase.
Kristy Ludlam Waizenegger July 09, 2014 at 12:22 PM
And, if someone isn't happy with the benefits provided by their employer, they can choose to workRead Moreso mewhere else. It's called freedom.
Pam Georgas July 09, 2014 at 10:17 PM
Actually there are many drugs that are actually critical to ones health that are not really covered Read Moreunder even the best of policies. I needed some prescription allergy eye drops, and the cost was $350 for a tiny...tiny...really tiny bottle. Amounts to what $30 a drop? Let's talk about drug companies, and medicare.
MAC July 07, 2014 at 02:33 PM
One character in the movie is Alexis de Tocqueville, who brilliantly assessed and describedRead MoreAmerican Exceptionalism. Here are a few of his best quotes:--------------------------------------------------------"America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”-----------------------------------“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.”----------------------------------------------------------------------------------“Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.”
BobbyCook July 08, 2014 at 09:42 AM
A world without America would be a world without the Christian's genocide of Aboriginals andRead Moreslavery of Africans, that world may have turned out a better world than we are living in.
D V July 11, 2014 at 07:52 AM
"If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." Note that De ToquevilleRead Mored id not say, "America shall never cease to be great, as it is intrinsically good." Seeing as how America's greatness is on the wane, what does this say of the present state of America's "goodness," whatever that may mean, in the present age? Where did we go wrong? Does DeSouza's documentary attempt to give an answer or rather does it ignore the contingency as if it hasn't been satisfied?
Carol Hudak July 02, 2014 at 08:30 PM
I'm a woman who agrees with the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision. This is not a 'women'sRead Morehealthcar e rights' issue. This is an issue of companies being allowed to have Constitutionally sanctioned religious objections to paying for contraceptives. No woman is being denied anything. She is free to go and work for a company who will pay for her contraceptives, etc., if that is important to her. She can also pay for them herself! (what a concept)Don't worry - Obama will simply create yet another hand-out program for America. Your argument is bogus, CT. Dems. Get to work on real issues. Obama defecates on the U.S. Constitution daily; he spits in the faces of working, taxpaying American citizens by creating this flood of illegals over our borders. He has sh*t on our greatest ally, Israel, while sending millions to muslim terrorists. He lied about Benghazi and illegally released 5 of the worst human animals from Gitmo. What's he doing about the V.A. scandal?? What a disgrace to treat our vets like this!!! DO SOMETHING ABOUT THESE THINGS, CT. DEMS.! Why don't you tell us where you stand on a president who continually breaks the law and promises to keep breaking the law??? Why don't you launch a petition about our rogue president? A petition to impeach him. Leave Hobby Lobby alone.
Vito Moscato July 03, 2014 at 07:39 AM
You are right about the decision but Hobby Lobby should not enjoy the protection and advantages ofRead Morei ncorporation. Can't have it both ways.
Maureen Ciardiello July 03, 2014 at 09:46 AM
I agree with you Carol. I find it very frustrating that people accept what the biased media saysRead Morein stead of looking into the facts and educating themselves. There is a tendency to paint things with a board stroke without knowing more about the facts. If a little research is done, you will find that ACA (Obamacare) has twenty contraceptives required to be covered. Four of the twenty are what is considered abortifacient. Hobby Lobby covers sixteen contraceptives but did not want to cover those other four. That is what this ruling was about, upholding Hobby Lobby's right, as a family run business to not cover this small portion of medication, that they feel compromises their faith. There is nothing wrong with that and I applaud them for their efforts. I respectfully request Nancy DiNardo to reveal the truths of this case and not just paint this issue with a broad stroke and please don't try to give an impression this is women's healthcare. This should be about what will keep us healthy and these medications certainly do not. Many of them are linked to cancer. A good number of women in this day and age can well afford to purchase these contraceptives IF THEY CHOOSE TO USE THEM. These are not medically necessary.
Maureen Ciardiello July 03, 2014 at 10:19 AM
Ms. DiNardo, I respectfully ask you to reveal all the details of this case so that people can beRead Morewel l informed to help them with their decision and can base their decision on all the facts rather than political rhetoric or political agendas. A woman's right to make her medical decision with her doctor has not been taken away nor her ABILITY to pay if she chooses something that is not covered under her insurance. These drugs are not medically necessary to keep a woman healthy. I respectfully ask you and hope you will answer, what did a woman up until very recently, prior to the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? Correct me if I'm wrong but I think women had and have been purchasing these drugs and I dare say that some of their insurance did in fact cover some of it. Based on the drug companies revenue, it certainly didn't seem like they was a lack of sales on these drugs. So I also ask you, Ms. DiNardo, are you really for the progress for women or is there something else behind your motivation for this petition?
Maureen Ciardiello July 03, 2014 at 10:20 AM
I regret that I left out, "do". It should say "what did a woman do up until veryRead Morerec ently"
MAC July 03, 2014 at 12:24 PM
Yes, Maureen, indeed Ms. DiNardo, who is 'married' to divisive politics, misleads greatly with herRead Moreo pportunistic "petition." She is of the self-serving, typical unthinking Leftist views that Americans can't do anything without government buying, or FORCING OTHERS to buy for them, their 'stuff,' like the lame Dem campaigns of "Life of Julia" & "Pajama boy" portray so vividly.
MAC June 26, 2014 at 03:49 PM
Vito, I'm just trying to figure this out, as well as comment that Patch is now less relevant to aRead Morelo t of people, than it used to be, because *discussions* on the most interesting/controversial topics--or in my view those most Important!--are not easy to see. I was NOT reading Bethel Patch when I saw the relevant article and made my first comments.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I just did a google search and found an article on this issue, of Woodbury HS "Blocking Conservative Websites" on New Canaan Patch: http://newcanaan.patch.com/groups/schools/p/house-leader-cafero-questions-cts-public-school-firewall-policy666754-----------------------------------------------------------------------------My comments also appear on the New Canaan Patch article, though I posted them only once, originally when I was reading the article that I saw on Trumbull Patch. (The comments to that article do not appear on the New Canaan Patch home page, either.)------------------------------------------------------------------ My example here is far from unique now on Trumbull Patch. Do an experiment yourself, Vito. For most articles that you link from on the home page, if you make a comment it will not show up on the home page. That has positives and negatives. ;-p
MAC June 26, 2014 at 04:01 PM
I knew I was not having a 'sometimes' moment, LOL! Here is the article I originally saw (andRead Moreposted to) on Trumbull Patch: http://trumbull.patch.com/groups/schools/p/house-leader-cafero-questions-cts-public-school-firewall-policy679878---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------People who care about TRUTH being told, or kept from, our children and students in public schools, should read this related article linked within the above one: http://bethel.patch.com/groups/schools/p/poll-what-do-you-think-of-connecticut-hs-accused-of-blocking-conservative-websites------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------There is quick one question poll on the issue "Should High Schools be Allowed to Block Partisan Websites?" There are also 100 comments on the article. (I doubt that all of them came from Bethel Patch readers.) To be informed, please see the comments of Paul Chotkowski.
MAC June 26, 2014 at 04:05 PM
I knew I was not having a 'sometimers' moment, LOL! Here is the article I originally saw (andRead Moreposted to) on Trumbull Patch: http://trumbull.patch.com/groups/schools/p/house-leader-cafero-questions-cts-public-school-firewall-policy679878---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------People who care about TRUTH being told to, or kept from, our children and students in public schools, should read this related article linked within the above one: http://bethel.patch.com/groups/schools/p/poll-what-do-you-think-of-connecticut-hs-accused-of-blocking-conservative-websites------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------There is quick one question poll on the issue "Should High Schools be Allowed to Block Partisan Websites?" There are also 100 comments on the article. (I doubt that all of them came from Bethel Patch readers.) To be informed, please see the comments of Paul Chotkowski.
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